Noun Definition


1.Definition: a descriptive name for a place or thing

"The nickname for the U.S.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

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2.Definition: a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph", "Henry's nickname was Slim"

Related Noun(s):byname, cognomen, moniker, sobriquet, soubriquet

Category: General